The Dirty South CrossFit regionals are over…what a grueling, fun and inspiring three days!
Charlie and Chuck S. competed in the Master's division (over 50). In the first event, Chuck beat his previous thruster PR by 10 pounds, lifting 165, while Charlie put up a solid 180#. They both got caught on the double-unders in the "Helenish" WOD, but came back strong in Chesty Cindy, each with over 15 rounds. It was so awesome to watch this division's competitors…most 20-year-olds couldn't do the things these men and women were doing.
I was happy with my performance in most of the individual events. I made it to the last bar in the squat clean gauntlet, missing 180#, but nailing 175#. The second event was the most troublesome and I failed to complete the handstand push-ups, so received a score of zero. I redeemed myself in WOD 3, completing every muscle-up and repping out kettlebell snatches…and that was the end of Day 1! I won my heat in the row/burpee WOD on Day 2 and finished a nightmarish eight-round WOD called "The Qualifier" within the official timeline. What a weekend!
I know I speak for Charlie and Chuck in saying that we appreciate everyone's support…not only the well-wishes prior to the competition, but especially those of you who spent your Memorial weekend driving to Jacksonville and sitting in the heat to cheer us on.
After a cheat meal, training for 2011 starts now!
Seven rounds for time of:
7 Handstand push-ups
7 Thrusters 135/95
7 Knees to elbows
7 Deadlift 245/200
7 Kettlebell swings 70/55